Let us not forget wonderful Simon, who helped me over-dye some clothes this week. He helped by being cute.
Wearable technology. Seems to be the next big thing, no? (Cheers, Garrett!)
“It’s not only highly annoying that in this day and age, St Ives think we could care less about whether anyone is judging us on our level of blush, but also that the assumption every time a lipstick touches our lips it must be to impress a man. It makes me think they did that survey in the 70’s and only just found it again now.”
What a marvelous mash-up of hot pink, animal print, and classic accessories.
Another creative and unusual animal print pairing: All white with a pop of leopard.
Bitchtopia offers four mantras that ring false and could be removed from circulation. I definitely agree that “real women have curves” is well-intended, but does more harm than good.
On a recent Ragstock visit, HM suggested a slightly boxy Alternative Apparel tee. I snapped it up for $6 and am now obsessed with the brand’s laid-back, thoughtfully designed basics.
Audrey looks radiant in her classic, slightly preppy outfit. Love that owl purse, too!
“…a generation ago, women needed to be good to meet society’s expectations, but good is no longer good enough. Now, girls need to be perfect.”
Zounds. Imogen shows us how to create 72 outfits from 12 garments. And then pack it all into a carry-on suitcase.
Three fun ways to wear white clothes and accessories into fall.
“So what happens when women draw their own bodies in a medium that has represented them so poorly? Here, 23 successful graphic artists share their illustrations and discuss how women are reshaping a form that has marginalized them nearly since its inception.” (Not safe for work/drawn nudity)
Totally dig this tutorial on reviving your dusty, neglected leather boots with a few simple steps.
On the Goodwill Easter Seals blog I shared three ways to dress up your thrifted cashmere.
“New Zealand photographer Jenny O’Connor photographed 60 women who were 60 in the year their photo was taken. She wanted to explore how women at 60 see themselves now, how society sees them, what’s important to them and how they feel about what lies ahead.” Also see a slideshow of the images here. (Via Not Dead Yet Style)
Always amusing: Lie Witness News heads out to New York Fashion Week. I, too, love the designs of Chandler Bing.
“An institution has emerged to put clothes on our back. The scoffer who inspires Streep character’s rant would like to think that she is outside of the fashion industry, that it has nothing to do with her. Likewise, many of us would like to think that we’re outside of the institutions that we don’t like. But we’re not. That’s the rub. No matter how enlightened or inspired we are to fight social convention, we can’t get outside the institutions that organize our societies. We’re in them whether we know it or not.”
On the Fox 9 Buzz, I offered some tips for working the Western trend.
My whip-smart, super talented, incredibly driven colleague Sarah shares the lessons she learned from watching photos of herself in her underwear go viral. They are hard lessons.
Talk about role reversal: Forever 21 has filed suit against an array of companies, alleging that they are copying its designs, as well as its name.
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